The HPS building includes two 10-bed simulation wards, one labor and delivery, one critical care unit, and one trauma area. These facilities have mid- and high-fidelity simulation manikins that replicate real patients and experiences students may encounter in the field.

Control rooms for both sim labs allow instructors to observe students through one-way mirrors and facilitate scenarios with the use of manikins. A state-of-the-art, built-in audio-visual recording system records students during simulations for performance reviews in debriefing rooms or via the Internet.

An ambulance entrance allows students to practice caring for patients in an emergency situation, and an EMS simulation apartment teaches students how to extricate individuals from such an environment. The building has a "green room," which serves as a briefing room for actors who portray sick patients in the simulation labs.

Students also benefit from having designated advising rooms, a student commons area and an outdoor patio.

High-Fidelity Simulators

These real-life simulators offer a wide age range of "patients," from infants to elderly in both genders. They can be programmed to present many symptoms that challenge students' clinical and decision-making skills. They offer real patient-care scenarios; the simulators talk to students, and special pads even allow students to practice giving injections and other treatments.

By using simulators in place of human patients, students no longer have to rely on clinical rotations to gain all their experience. Many institutions have difficulty making room for students because of limited space and resources, and now students can arrive in clinical placements with greater background and experience than ever before.

The following is a list of the types of patient simulators available for the support of the instruction and learning:

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